These tasty orange biscuits are very popular on the African islands of So Tom and Prncipe.


6 egg yolks

3 egg whites

1 cups sugar

cup (1 stick) butter, melted

juice of 2 oranges

1 tablespoon grated orange rind

1 cups flour


Heat oven to 375F.

Beat egg yolks, egg whites, and sugar together. Mix the butter, orange juice, grated orange rind and finally the flour, cup at a time. Combine the flour mixture with the egg mixture. Mix well and press onto a 10 by 15-inch buttered baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven, invert onto a wire rack and cool. Cut into 2-inch strips and place on a baking sheet. Return to the oven to toast, turning over to brown evenly.

These will keep in an airtight container for a week.


Makes 24


country : So Tom and Prncipe

course : dessert


source : Cuisines of Portuguese Encounters / Cherie Y. Hamilton